Red Aurora Australis
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Aurora Australis the equivalent of the Northern Lights in the Southern Hemisphere. A time lapse capture of the Aurora Australis by Alex Cherney. After chasing it for more than two years he was finally rewarded with two displays of Aurora Australis within a week visible from Mornington peninsula, not far from Melbourne. The nights were warm and clear and the Moon was not in the sky either. These were perfect conditions.
The red color of this aurora is caused by the charged particles from the Sun exciting oxygen atoms high in the Earth’s atmosphere. Hopefully there will be more to come as Sun’s activity increases in 2012-13.